G. Dep Opens Up About Drug Addiction [Video]

It’s been a while since rap fans have heard from former Bad Boy artist G. Dep, due to a longtime battle with drug addiction. Back on his feet, the Harlem rapper came up to XXL offices yesterday (September 22) for a live interview, where he opened up about his struggles with PCP and how a recent stint in rehab set him on the right track.

The Child of the Ghetto MC told XXL that he decided to go to rehab last June after his problems with angel dust got so bad that “bodily harm was being done.”

“Sometime it take you to get really hit by a car…to go to the garage,” he explained comparing his issues to a car accident. [Watch Below]

Dep said that the professionals working in the care center provided him the strict guidance that was necessary for him to get sober. “The rehab thing was a big factor in me getting better in that whole situation,” he shared. “For me, I might have lost just the natural ability with what you need to do, so I had to see the words written down, and look at those 12 steps and that brought me back to reality. Because sometimes…unless it shoved down your throat or just in your face for a period of time that’s what takes for you to really understand what you dealing with.”

Dep recently released his first album since his 2001 debut titled Ghetto Legend, available now on iTunes. —Elan Mancini

  • KidPanama

    Dam so now we know it was PCP thats was gettin dropped off to him on “Special Delivery”

  • KLETEWOOD

    This fool needs to teach himself how to talk. READ NIGGA! You sound like a recovered base head…

    • Anonymous

      I think we need to honor lyricists who impacted the game. G-Dep & Black Rob were significant actors whom helped re-brand P-Diddy after P. was found to be not guilty of the gun charges. We need to show appreciation to our rap legends as other artist from other genres are shown whom share similar circumstances as G-Dep. We disenfranchise our selves by constantly berating others, where does it get us. Lastly, shame on Diddy, he is there for you when he can make money from you but leaves you high & dry when his help is needed the most. How could he purchase Justin Beiber a car worth over $100,000 and not offer at least a fraction of those dollars towards a really good comprehensive drug rehab for G-Dep. Charity starts at home & with those who helped you.

    • j

      I think we need to honor lyricists who impacted the game. G-Dep & Black Rob were significant actors whom helped re-brand P-Diddy after P. was found to be not guilty of the gun charges. We need to show appreciation to our rap legends as other artist from other genres are shown whom share similar circumstances as G-Dep. We disenfranchise our selves by constantly berating others, where does it get us. Lastly, shame on Diddy, he is there for you when he can make money from you but leaves you high & dry when his help is needed the most. How could he purchase Justin Beiber a car worth over $100,000 and not offer at least a fraction of those dollars towards a really good comprehensive drug rehab for G-Dep. Charity starts at home & with those who helped you.

      • t~momma

        I know that’s RIGHT!! *PREEEEACH!!* SMDH at P-DiDDY/PUFFY/PUFF-DADDY/DiDDY/DiDDY DiRTY MoNEY…

        HOLD YA’ HEAD G~DEP…and…STAY IN PRAYER!!

  • Anonymous

    OLD SCHOOL G DEP WAS ILL…IT SEEMS LIKE GDEP FRIED HIS BRAIN…SHIT SUCKS!PCP IS NO JOKE!I WISH U THE BEST GDEP!

    • MEEEE

      *google’N the side effects of PCP *

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